Evidence Library

This Evidence Library contains research articles, issue briefs, reports, and commentaries that either focus on or are relevant to evaluating health care-based interventions that address patients’ social and economic needs. We prioritize for inclusion resources that carefully describe and evaluate the social needs components of these interventions, and to a lesser extent those where the social components are mentioned but are not the primary focus of the work. The library currently includes only papers published since the year 2000. If you are aware of a resource you think should be added to our Evidence Library, please let us know.

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Integrating data on social determinants of health into electronic health records

M.N. Cantor, L. Thorpe
Health Affairs

As population health becomes more of a focus of health care, providers are realizing that data outside of traditional clinical findings can provide a broader perspective on potential drivers of a patient's health status and can identify approaches to improving the effectiveness of care.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary

Providing no-cost transport to patients in an underserved area: Impact on access to physical therapy

A.M. Bove, S.T. Gough, L.R.M. Hausmann
Physiother Theory Pract

Background: Barriers to accessing outpatient health care services are common and contribute to poor health outcomes. We describe the efforts of a private practice physical therapy (PT) clinic to reduce these barriers by offering a door-to-door van service at no cost to patients.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Does the Chronic Care Model meet the emerging needs of people living with multimorbidity? A systematic review and thematic synthesis

K.R. Boehmer, A.M. Abu Dabrh, M.R. Gionfriddo, P. Erwin, V.M. Montori
PLoS One

Background: The Chronic Care Model (CCM) emerged in the 1990s as an approach to re-organize primary care and implement critical elements that enable it to proactively attend to patients with chronic conditions.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

Meal delivery programs reduce the use of costly health care in dually eligible Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries

S.A. Berkowitz, J. Terranova, C. Hill, T. Ajayi, T. Linsky, L.W. Tishler, D.A. DeWalt
Health Affairs

Delivering food to nutritionally vulnerable patients is important for addressing these patients' social determinants of health. However, it is not known whether food delivery programs can reduce the use of costly health services and decrease medical spending among these patients.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Partnerships between New York City health care institutions and community-based organizations

K. Griffin, C. Nelson, L. Realmuto, L. Weiss
Greater New York Hospital Association and The New York Academy of Medicine

While New York City-based health care organizations (HCOs) and community-based organizations (CBOs)share the mutual goal of serving the needs of their patients and clients, the extent to which they have effectively partnered to address social needs that impact health has varied.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Are acute care settings amenable to addressing patient social needs: A sub-group analysis

L. Gottlieb, D. Hessler, D. Long, E. Laves, A. Burns, A. Amaya, C. Schudel, P. Sweeney, N. Adler
Am J Emerg Med

Based on a strong body of evidence linking socioeconomic status and health, interest in patients' social and economic needs is rapidly expanding.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Material needs of emergency department patients: A systematic review

P.W. Malecha, J.H. Williams, N.M. Kunzler, L.R. Goldfrank, J. Harrison, H.J. Alter, K.M. Doran
Acad Emerg Med

Background: Interest in social determinants of health (SDOH) has expanded in recent years, driven by a recognition that such factors may influence health outcomes, services use, and health care costs. One subset of SDOH is material needs such as housing and food.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

Financial incentives and vulnerable populations - will alternative payment models help or hurt?

K.E. Joynt Maddox
N Engl J Med

There is broad agreement that fee-for-service reimbursement does too little to encourage the provision of efficient, high-value care.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary

Social prescribing in the U.S. and England: Emerging interventions to address patients' social needs

H.A.J. Alderwick, L.M. Gottlieb, C.M. Fichtenberg, N.E. Adler
Am J Prev Med

There is growing interest in the role of healthcare systems in addressing patients’ social needs. This is no surprise; evidence on the impact of social factors on population health is well established.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary

Simple screening tools to identify limited health literacy in a low-income patient population

K.R. Ylitalo, M.R.U. Meyer, B.A. Lanning, C. During, R. Laschober, J.O. Griggs
Medicine

Adults with limited health literacy have difficulty managing chronic conditions, higher hospitalization rates, and more healthcare expenditures. Simple screening tools have been developed, but limited work has evaluated instruments among low-income populations.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational